Graphic Design

TUS - Athlone Campus

 

Course Name Graphic Design
Course Provider TUS - Athlone Campus
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code AL763
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Athlone
Qualification Letters BA
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Grade O6 in five subjects. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).

Note: An F2 in Foundation Level Mathematics will be accepted as meeting the minimum Mathematics requirement.

*For all applicants, an assessment is required.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher in Leaving Certificate Honours Mathematics.

Foundation Level Mathematics
Foundation level Mathematics at Grade F2 or hi...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the learner achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply to entry for Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), Ordinary Degree (NFQ Level 7) and Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6)Programmes. With the introduction of the new Leaving Certificate grades, points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:

Pass 28 points
Merit 46 points
Distinction 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI-FET/FETAC
TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS:

Higher Certificate (...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Applications
The technological university considers applicants who are 23 years or over on 1 January in the year of entry to be mature applicants. Such applicants may not be required to have the minimum entry requirements. However, the te...

Alternative Entry

Expand+OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants with qualifications other than those listed above (including EU and overseas qualifications) should apply in the usual way, giving full details of their qualifications/application category on their application

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
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Course Fee

Expand+Student Fees

All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:
1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

STUDENT CONTRIBUTION FEE
The Student Contribution Fee for the 2021/2022 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charg...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...

Portfolio

Expand+Applicants can choose to be assessed via one of the following options:

1. Applicants must submit three pieces of work on the assessment day(s). If they are unable to attend in person, candidates can submit the work electronically. The three piece...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is this course about?

The theme of the first year is fundamentals and these fundamentals are introduced and explored across the areas of core design, typography, photography, illustration, print making, creative thinking, visual explorati...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?

Year 1: Graphic Design – Looking Anew, Visual Research and Exploration, Professional Practice – Communications and Personal Development, Visual Culture and Contextual Studies 1, Design Methods, Visual Image and Meaning,...

Careers or Further Progression What can I do after the course?
Design students have a track record of winning awards at local, national and international student assessment schemes and competitions. Graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects in Ireland and overseas, and are employed in digital design studios, advertising agencies, publishing houses, printing, the arts, the film and television industries and in teaching roles in second level, PLC and third-level courses.
Further Enquiries Contact Details
Tara Cullen
Course Leader
Tel: +353 (0)90 64 68298
Email: Tara.Cullen@tus.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
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Points History
Year Points
2021 642 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 781 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2019 626 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)